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On March 7th, 2017 the Council of the European Union approved two new medical device regulations, including a regulation similar to the US FDA’s UDI rule. The European Parliament is expected to adopt both regulations in April 2017. To view the EU press release click here. read more →
In order to expedite the processing of licensee requests for HINs, HIBCC has implemented a process to return all completed records in a partially completed work order to licensees. This system enhancement enables licensees to receive their data faster than ever. HIBCC is also encouraging licensees to consolidate work orders by sending all HIN requests.. read more →
A new set of HIN Distribution files, as of December 31, 2016, are now available for download. To download the periodic HIN Distribution from iHIN: Access iHIN at http://www.hibcchin.org/. Enter your username and password. Click on “Download” then “Distribution Download”. Review the HIN Data Use License Agreement and enter your Subscriber Account ID. Click next. The.. read more →
A new set of HIN Distribution files, as of October 17, 2016, are now available for download. To download the periodic HIN Distribution from iHIN: Access iHIN at http://www.hibcchin.org/. Enter your username and password. Click on “Download” then “Distribution Download”. Review the HIN Data Use License Agreement and enter your Subscriber Account ID. Click next… read more →
The FDA has extended the compliance date for UDI labeling and data submission requirements to September 24, 2018 for the class II devices listed below. All other class II devices are subject to the September 24, 2016 UDI compliance date. Collections of two or more different devices packaged together in which the devices in the package.. read more →
Version 2.6 of the “Create a HIBC UDI & Bar Code” utility is now available. Version 2.6 enables labelers to create UDIs & bar codes in accordance with HIBC Supplier Labeling Standard (SLS) 2.6. The public comment period has closed for SLS 2.6 and it will be posted on our website shortly (pending final approval)… read more →
- 08 Apr 2019HIBCC Releases UDI Suite
- 03 Apr 2019The Global Medical Device Nomenclature (GMDN) Membership is now available for free as of April 1st
- 26 Mar 2019Need to Make a Change to a Published UDI Record in the FDA’s GUDID?
- 19 Feb 2019Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) releases final UDI System Proposal
- 05 Feb 2019MedTech Europe releases document on the differences in UDI requirements for the US and EU